The Spectrum

Instead of always speaking, sometimes we must pause to hear what other people are saying and tune out other background noise.

Listening to be an ally

Sometimes the most powerful action is to listen.
Ellen Israel, Contributing Writer September 29, 2016

People of privilege are often aware of societal injustices and want to stop oppression but feel powerless, like they cannot speak and cannot act for it is often not their place to do so. For allies who...

Kali Olson and Lizz Buchanan send out emails on behalf of the library, yearbook, and tech staff.

Return to Sender

Library emails spark debate
Jack Barker, Contributing Writer October 29, 2015

An email a day. Maybe two. Who knew that such an ostensibly trivial issue would snowball into a major controversy? Kali Olson’s emails regarding new developments in the library have raised questions...

“Just Talk” discussions touch on tough topics

Abby Smith, Staff Writer October 26, 2012

  The room is silent, as all eyes are focused on a video of an elderly man talking about how he won’t be allowed to vote. This video is part of a presentation dedicated to the Voter ID Amendment,...

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